Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Dialogue on External World Skepticism

A peculiar book discussing arguments for and against external world skepticism was published a couple of months ago: Eli Hirsch, Radical Skepticism and the Shadow of Doubt: A Philosophical Dialogue (Bloomsbury, 2018). To get a precise idea of its approach and contents, you can read a very recent review by Samuel Lebens in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Contextualism and Skepticism

Nine years after the publication of the first volume of Keith DeRose's Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context, the second is out: The Appearance of Ignorance (OUP, 2018).

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Epistemic Contextualism

This relatively recent book will be of interest to those working on contextualism and skepticism: Peter Baumann, Epistemic Contextualism: A Defense (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Book on Disagreement

A new book on disagreement has just been published: Casey Rebecca Johnson (ed.), Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public (Routledge, 2018). Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Issue 8.1 of IJSS

Issue 8.1 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now out. It features articles by Thomas Lockhart and Jonathan Hill, a critical notice by John Greco, and book reviews by Chris Laursen and Jonas Olson. It can been accessed here.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Workshop on Haptic Skepticism

On March 27-28, the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies in Hamburg will host a workshop on skepticism about the reliability of the sense of touch. The program isn't available yet, but you can find more information here.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bibliography on EDAs

My annotated bibliography on evolutionary debunking arguments in ethics has just been published in Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. I wrote this while editing a volume on moral skepticism. Unfortunately, I think it will be a while until I work on that topic again.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Review of Moral Skepticism

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews has just published Matt Lutz's review of Moral Skepticism: New Essays (Routledge, 2018). It can be read here.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Maimonideanism and Skepticism

On March 12-15, the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies at Hamburg University will host the conference “Abulafia and the Early Maimonideans: Trends, Approaches, and Sceptical Strategies.” For complete information, click here.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Epistemic Vice and Skepticism

On April 13th, 2018, the University of Southampton will host the conference “Epistemic Vice and Forms of Scepticism.” The speakers will be Quassim Cassam, Alison Hills, J. Adam Carter, Aidan McGlynn, and Genia Schönbaumsfeld. For more information, go here

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Evolutionary Debunking of Morality

The latest issue of Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (vol. 98, issue S1, 2017) contains two papers dealing with evolutionary debunking arguments in ethics: Andrew Moore's Debunking Morality: Lessons from the EAAN Literature (here) and Michael Klenk's Can Moral Realists Deflect Defeat Due to Evolutionary Explanations of Morality? (here).

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Conversion and Skepticism

The Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies has just published the first volume in the subseries Studies and Texts in Scepticism: D. Ruderman (ed.), Converts of Conviction: Faith and Scepticism in Nineteenth Century European Jewish Society (de Gruyter, 2018). The book is open access and can be found here.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Medieval and Modern Skepticism

A couple of months ago, Han Thomas Adriaenssen (Groningen) published Representation and Scepticism from Aquinas to Descartes (CUP, 2017). There's a recent fine review by Dominik Perler (Berlin) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.